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Russian Pharmaceutical Market: what was the change in 2020?

Russian Pharmaceutical Market: what was the change in 2020?

How did Russia react to the COVID-19 crisis? What is the outcome of the year 2020? Russia is one of the most appealing markets between Asia and Europe, find out more in this article! Between 2019 and 2020, the Russian pharmaceutical market has witnessed several...

CPhI Worldwide Conference 2021 in Milan, Italy

CPhI Worldwide Conference 2021 in Milan, Italy

This year, after a small stop due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the CPhI Worldwide conference will take place in Milan from the 9th to the 11th November 2021 at the Fiera Milano venue. The CPhI Worldwide Conference brings together all the different parts of the...

CPhI South East Asia Conference 2021 in Muang Thong Thani, Thailand

CPhI South East Asia Conference 2021 in Muang Thong Thani, Thailand

CPhI South East Asia is one of the biggest Pharma Conference in the region. It brings together regional and international pharma professionals to discover new horizons and opportunities. It gives the chance to connect and exchange ideas on the Pharmaceutical Market...

Consumer Healthcare and OTC international outlook 2030

Consumer Healthcare and OTC international outlook 2030

In this article, we will give you some valuable insight on the Consumer Healthcare market over the next couple of years looking at 2030. First, we will take a look at the global outlook situation for the Consumer Healthcare market, including future growth and trends...

Where and how will we buy healthcare products in 2030?

Where and how will we buy healthcare products in 2030?

In 2030, about 45% of sales for Consumer Heath & Pharma companies will be generated in international Emerging Markets. Reason enough for Chameleon Pharma Consulting (CPC) to conduct its second international expert study of the MARCH countries (Mexico, America,...

Smart OTC and Pharma leaders – where to find?

Smart OTC and Pharma leaders – where to find?

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”-John Maxwell Just like safety and performance of the ship depends on its captain’s decisions, success of your consumer health and pharma business depends on your...

Chinese Pharma and Healthcare Market Opportunities Post COVID-19

Chinese Pharma and Healthcare Market Opportunities Post COVID-19

While there’s no telling exactly when the COVID-19 crisis will end, there is one thing for certain; it will end eventually, and recovery may be more abrupt than expected in China. Marco Verch Professional Photographer and Speaker - Concept of national healthcare...

As the Global Economy Takes a Hit, the Vaccine Market Soars!

As the Global Economy Takes a Hit, the Vaccine Market Soars!

Here’s What You Need to Know about the Growing Industry. NIAID - Syringe and Vaccine While markets around the world experience unprecedented volatility due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the global pharma vaccine market has been brought to the forefront of...

Learn how to import drugs into Mexico without registration

Learn how to import drugs into Mexico without registration

If you are looking to expand your sales into Mexico, there’s no time like the present! Dannyqu - Globe The Health Secretariat in Mexico has published a legal instrument allowing the importation of drugs with or without a Marketing Authorization. This agreement, which...

How Important is Influencer Marketing in Healthcare?

How Important is Influencer Marketing in Healthcare?

“A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is“ – Scott Cook mkhmarketing - The Art of Social Media Did we ever think to flaunt our flaws? Yes, it is possible with Influencer Marketing in the healthcare sector where...

Medical cannabis industry – did you know?

Medical cannabis industry – did you know?

The global medical cannabis market is rapidly evolving, and is estimated to grow by USD 22.33 billion during 2020-2024. Tendencies and Market Datain the medical cannabis industry A rising need for effective pain management solutions, along with the increasing legal...

Buying OTC drugs online? Not a problem in Russia anymore!

Ever since 2017, the Russian government was considering launching an online sale of Consumer Health drugs. President Vladimir Putin has once again vocalized this idea in the very beginning of 2020, however, there was no draft or law following. On the 17th of March,...

Japan’s latest trends in the pharmacy and drug store market!

Japan’s latest trends in the pharmacy and drug store market!

The Japanese OTC and Pharma market has been decentralized and growing in recent years, with market trends of M&A and online stores. The different drug categories Yuya Tamai - drug store  Pharma products in Japan are divided into three categories: Type I...

How is diabetes affecting Mexico?

How is diabetes affecting Mexico?

The economy in Mexico has been on the rise for the last decades. This rapid development frequently indicates growth in food consumption. Since the new Mexican fast-food style is often very fatty and high in sugars and carbs, it poses a problem for the local population...

The 4th largest beauty market in the world? Brazil!

The 4th largest beauty market in the world? Brazil!

Despite Brazil’s economic downturn the beauty and personal care market grew by 57.6% between 2010 and 2015, which makes Brazil the fourth-largest beauty market in the world, after the US, Japan and China. A large part of this beauty market is dominated by local...

Watsons luckiest store opening in China!

Watsons luckiest store opening in China!

Mainstream - Behind the Scenes with Aveda™ The A.S Watson Group has evolved from a local dispensary established in Hong Kong in 1841 to the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15.200 stores in 25 markets. Every year over 5 billion...

Esteve acquires German company Riemser

Esteve acquires German company Riemser

At the beginning of the year 2020, Esteve announced that they will acquire all shares of the German pharmaceutical company Riemser. This acquisition will provide Esteve with access to the hospital market, as well as a larger presence in Europe. Mike Cohen - merger on...

KOLs are impacting cosmetic sales in China

KOLs are impacting cosmetic sales in China

The marketing landscape of the Chinese cosmetic industry has experienced enormous changes through key opinion leaders (KOLs) on social media. Although traditional media like TV commercials and magazines are still the main channels for marketing, the increasing number...

The Indian Homeopathic Market – an orchestra of growth

The Indian Homeopathic Market – an orchestra of growth

“The art of Medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” – Voltaire. Homeopathy is the preferred medical treatment in India; holistic healthcare remains a potential opportunity. Homeopathy was introduced in India by Dr. John Martin...

The Consumer Health Market you should not underestimate?                     Mexico!

The Consumer Health Market you should not underestimate? Mexico!

The retail segment has dominated the growth in Mexico’s OTC market and is expected to continue driving it in the near future. Over the past few years, large pharmacy chains have taken over this market segment. As a result, small independent pharmacies appear to be...

Premium Food Supplements boost the Russian healthcare market

Premium Food Supplements boost the Russian healthcare market

Tim Reckmann Tabletten auf Teller Though the OTC and Pharma market have been going through changes in recent years, especially with tighter healthcare regulations, the Russian food supplements market has been showing positive signs in the last few years. Besides, the...

YouTuber as a new marketing channel targeting young people in Japan

YouTuber as a new marketing channel targeting young people in Japan

YouTube becomes a more and more popular and important channel for advertising healthcare and cosmetic products in Japan. In recent years, the purchasing power in the Japanese market has been declining with the continuing slow growth of the economy. To increase the...

CPhI Worldwide Conference 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany

CPhI Worldwide Conference 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany

This year is the 30th anniversary of CPhI - the biggest pharmaceutical exhibition in the world. This exhibition works towards connecting thousands of pharma industry experts with manufacturers and suppliers, as well as educates the participants about the latest news...

What to expect from Brazilian pharmacy retail sector?

What to expect from Brazilian pharmacy retail sector?

Over the past few years the Brazilian OTC and Pharma industry has demonstrated amazing progress caused mainly by an increase in health care expenditures and positive economic factors, primarily the household income growth. The Brazilian pharma market size has been...

Who can win the huge pharmacy market in China?

Who can win the huge pharmacy market in China?

The Chinese pharma market has been growing steadily with support from the government and rising awareness of a healthy lifestyle among Chinese people. However, the physical pharmacies are switching their business models to maintain their strengths in the OTC and...

Amazon Stepped Into The OTC and Pharma Market in the US

Amazon Stepped Into The OTC and Pharma Market in the US

Amazon has stepped into the OTC and pharma market by launching a line of OTC health products with indications like allergy, digestive, cough, oral electrolytes, sleep aid in the US. This development could possibly have negative effects on physical and online...

AS Watson Plans to Open Three Stores per Day Next Year

AS Watson Plans to Open Three Stores per Day Next Year

A.S. Watson Group is the biggest health and beauty retailer; it is present in 24 markets with over 14,300 stores. The portfolio of products AS Watson commercializes comes from different countries such as Netherlands, Germany, China, UK, Belgium, and others. The...

CPhI Worldwide Conference Center, Madrid, Spain

CPhI Worldwide Conference Center, Madrid, Spain

Considered The World´s leading pharmaceutical platform, CPhI Worldwide brings every sector of the pharmaceutical industry together; and hosts more than 45.000 pharma professionals over 3 days and more than 2.500 exhibitors from all around the globe. Attending this...

Pre GMP Audit in Russia

In case you are afraid of a Russian GMP audit, our Russian CPC experts can support you in order to achieve the RU GMP certificate during the first audit date. Due to our more than 20 years Russia experience and regulatory network we can guarantee the success. Did not...

Russia – a growing OTC and pharma market

Russia – a growing OTC and pharma market

Magnificent Russia covers more than 1/8 of the Earths land area bearing tremendous potential with its 144 Million inhabitants. The country is ranked as number 9 in most populated countries in the world. Among the 144 million people, approximately 80% live in the...

Vietnam – The Bright Future of its OTC & Pharma Market

Vietnam – The Bright Future of its OTC & Pharma Market

A journey through Vietnams rich history to the present booming market The history of Vietnam is long and rich. The American War in Vietnam is known by most Westerners but in the centuries before Vietnam has been influenced by many different cultures. The North was...

Ukraine – OTC & Pharma Market back to good growth!

Ukraine – OTC & Pharma Market back to good growth!

Ukraine – the biggest country in Europe Did you know that the Ukraine is the biggest Country in Europe, with a size of 603.700 km2, followed by France and Spain which are about 15% smaller geographically. The Ukraine shares borders with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary,...

Mexico’s overwhelming obesity problem – still an issue?

Mexico’s overwhelming obesity problem – still an issue?

Mexican food is traditionally high in calories, often quite fatty and fried. A tradition is usually hard to change. So it is not surprising that the already high number of obese people in Mexico is steadily growing. Additionally, the main reason why obesity rates grow...

UPDATE: Russia 2020 & EAEU Customs Zone

UPDATE: Russia 2020 & EAEU Customs Zone

With its fast-growing pharmaceutical market and high growth prospects for the coming years, Russia remains an attractive market for foreign Pharma OTC enterprises to expand into.  Knowledge and understanding about Russia’s governing practices are vital for entering...

CPC Regulatory Guidelines

CPC Regulatory Guidelines

  Companies expanding into Emerging Markets face the challenge of getting their products registered. Diverse regulations, registration procedures and country-specific requirements often delay the market entry of companies. Many international companies fail trying...

FDA Approved the First Pharma Drug Made by 3D Printer

FDA Approved the First Pharma Drug Made by 3D Printer

Recently, 3D printing technology once again proved that the reality is catching up with what once was only our imagination. The new dissolvable pill “Spritam” has, with the help of 3D printing, been created by the private held company “Aprecia Pharmaceutical” and can...

Adam Smith Conferences – 22nd Annual Russian Pharmaceutical Forum

Adam Smith Conferences – 22nd Annual Russian Pharmaceutical Forum

The Russian Pharmaceutical Industry – Current Status, Future Changes, Challenges and Prospects On 17th and 18th May 2016 the 22nd Annual International Russian Pharmaceutical Forum will be held at the Corinthia Hotel in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The forum is organized...

Two Prominent Pharmacy Chains to Merge

Two Prominent Pharmacy Chains to Merge

First Merger of the Pharmacy Chain 36.6 In January, 2016, the pharmacy chains PJSC 36.6 and A5 Pharmacy Retail Limited, the parent company of the pharmacy chain A5, finally agreed on a merger. The companies had already held talks about a possible merger in 2015 and...

Changes in registration of healthcare products in Belarus

Changes in registration of healthcare products in Belarus

The Belorussian Ministry of Health is making changes to the order and duration of drug registration. The head of pharmaceutical inspection and organization of drug supply of the Ministry of Health in Belarus has announced that the period for first-time registration of...

Russia Pharma Strategy 2020

Russia Pharma Strategy 2020

Russia is a country with big potential, and the pharma industry is no exception. The Russian government has decided to remove obstacles to development in the government healthcare sector and to create a strategy to improve it. Russia 2020 is a development strategy by...

Changes in China’s medical system on the way

Changes in China’s medical system on the way

China’s government is reforming this huge nation’s healthcare system. The reform is mostly focused on the hospital sector but also affects other parts of the system. The health care system and pricing in China are under close monitoring by the government. This will...

Going international – have you considered Indonesia?

Going international – have you considered Indonesia?

BRIC does not always make sense for Pharma! Other emerging markets might be best suitable for your company so it is definitely desirable to consider countries outside of the BRIC’s. Indonesia is the 4th largest country by population as it holds more than 250 million...

Novo Nordisk opens a new insulin production plant in Russia

Novo Nordisk opens a new insulin production plant in Russia

Novo Nordisk is a well-known international pharmaceutical corporation, specializing in insulin products. It has been one of the leaders for diabetes treatment products for over ninety years. The company has offices in about seventy-five countries and has approximately...

Registration of new drugs in Brazil

Registration of new drugs in Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America; it offers not only long coastlines and an interesting cultural mix but also big opportunities for pharma businesses. To register a new drug in Brazil, it is important to know about ANVISA, the Brazilian Health Authority....

Conferences / Our Social Events

Conferences / Our Social Events

Over the past years, Chameleon Pharma Consulting has been a speaker in several European Pharma Events focusing on Consumer Health, OTC and Rx areas. We are engaged with important and complex issues in a Healthcare Consulting in the Emerging Markets. 7th European...

How can you make your business’s Strategy & Marketing stand out?

How can you make your business’s Strategy & Marketing stand out?

The questions every GM, International Director or Business Development Manager, has been asking him- or herself almost every day. It is not easy to identify your best fitting international strategy for your specific product. Although there is no only one strategy, we...

Healthcare & Pharma Market Insights

Healthcare & Pharma Market Insights

Did you know that…?  The Indian Pharma market shows nice growth, but the biggest share is concentrated within the local Indian Pharma Products and companies. Russia has the biggest consumption of nasal decongestants per person in the world. In Russia along with...

China and India: Big opportunities…or big risks?

China and India: Big opportunities…or big risks?

India-5749 - Visvanatha Temple von Dennis Jarvis unter CC For more than a decade, the emerging markets of China and India have held a special promise for the global Pharma and Consumer Health industry. Driven by a combination of rapidly expanding economies,...

How fast will the OTC & Pharma TRIUMPH Markets grow?

How fast will the OTC & Pharma TRIUMPH Markets grow?

According to an older study on the BRIC and MIST countries, the possibilities for enterprises and investors to gain a foothold with their new products and brands in those markets are nearly unlimited. However, the acronyms are not specifically cut out for the OTC...

The Nordic Countries

The Nordic Countries

The Nordic countries—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden—share much common history and culture. Political systems, the Nordic model of maximising labour force participation, the promotion of gender equality, wealth redistribution and the liberal use of...

Avatar: ‘Russian Style’

Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov promises universal immortality by 2045. Have you ever wished you could live forever? Well, soon you might be able to. Founded in 2011 by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov, Initiative 2045 is an organisation aimed at ‘creating...

Russian Pharma 2020 strategy

Russian Pharma 2020 strategy

In 2005, Russia began to implement its ‘Health 2020’ strategy. Since that time, the Russian government has spent US $19 billion on its healthcare system in order to modernise the sector. In 2014, a pilot reimbursement program will launch in some regions, extend to all...